Israel supported Hamas in its infancy
The WikiLeaks founder accused Israeli authorities of supporting Hamas group at its early stages in order to divide the Palestinian resistance.
“Our cables reveal that Israel supported Hamas in its infancy, that Hamas was used as an instrument to divide the Palestine Liberation Organization [PLO] and the Palestinian resistance,” Assange told the paper.
Assange has been living in the Ecuadorian embassy in London while awaiting safe passage to the Central American country, where he has been granted asylum. Staking out the building, in case the Australian should leave the premises, has already cost British taxpayers a hefty £10 million, according to govwaste.co.uk.
Assange has not been charged with a crime, but is wanted for questioning in Sweden regarding allegations of sexual misconduct brought against him in 2010.
An arrest warrant was issued for Assange in 2010 in the of wake sexual assault allegations leveled against him by two Swedish women. He denied the allegations of sexual misconduct and rape and managed to avoid extradition to Sweden by seeking refuge in the embassy in 2012.
He repeatedly announced that he is ready to answer all questions concerning his sexual assault allegations within the sanctity of the embassy. However, Swedish prosecutors were reluctant to do so until March this year.
“If Assange gives his consent, the prosecutor will promptly submit a request for legal assistance to the British authorities to further continue the investigation,” the Swedish Prosecution Authority said in a statement.
Assange’s Swedish lawyer welcomed the Swedish prosecutors’ request to interview Assange in London, but added that the whole process of questioning could take time.
“We welcome [this] and see it also as a big victory … for Julian Assange that what we have demanded is finally going to happen,” Per Samuelson said.
Assange supporters fear that if he is deported to Sweden he will likely face espionage charges in America over his role in publishing sensitive, classified US government documents.
But even if Sweden drops the case, he faces arrest by UK police for jumping the bail granted while the British courts considered a European arrest warrant issued by Stockholm.
In June 2014, 56 international human rights and free media organizations signed a letter addressed to US Attorney General Eric Holder calling upon the US government to end all criminal investigations into Assange’s actions as editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks, and to cease harassing the organization for publishing materials in the public interest.
Its Gaza’s very popular water park. Who would believe it? NO WATER ,NO PEOPLE. There are those who would have you believe this is genuine . There is no water shortage and all is well in the land of the Palestinians concentration camp.They are all happy jolly people living under the wing of the loving and kind protection of the Israelis.You know just like the germans with the Jews in the final solution, that is what the red cross were told, kind father figures protecting the jews from harm and abuse. Did you know pigs have grown wings and are flying now , If you believe pigs can fly you will believe the rest .
The New York Times invites us to gaze with wonder on the miracles of Israeli technology today, with a page 1 photo and story touting the innovations that have saved the country from drought. Because of wise policies and applied science, we learn, “there is plenty of water in Israel.”
The Times never tells us, however, that a significant number of those who reside on the land are seriously deprived of water: Palestinians in some areas of the West Bank are forced to survive on only 20 liters of water a day per person, well below the World Health Organization minimum of 60 liters. In Gaza 90 percent of the water is unfit to drink.
Meanwhile, Israelis in West Bank settlements “generally have access to as much running water as they please,” according to the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem, and Israelis over all use three times as much water
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The international FIFA scandal got more ink and soundbites than it deserved, in my humble opinion.
Maybe that organization is oozing in corruption, and the arrests of high FIFA officials were warranted. It wouldn’t surprise me.
Maybe Sepp Blatter’s reelection was fair and square. I doubt it.
The real story here never got much attention. I’m disappointed.
Here’s the story you should have read or seen on the nightly news:
1) Israeli authorities have routinely locked up Palestinian futbol (aka soccer) players, and thrown away the keys. Mahmoud Sarsak comes to mind. Arrested and held without charge for 3 years, he was finally freed following a very long hunger strike when he lost more than 1/2 his body weight. (* I think he’s recently been detained again.) And it’s well-documented that Israeli authorities frequently prevent or delay Palestinian athletes from…
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